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SafeTalk Training – 11 May 2016

SAFETALK TRAINING – Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre – Wednesday 11 May 2016 from 9:30a.m. to 1:00p.m. SAFETALK is a half day training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that...

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May Altar Initiative

For the past number of years, the local faith development group in the Diocese of Galway, tSli Chriost,has produced and distributed a May altar leaflet in order to spread knowledge of and devotion to Our Lady through the erection of May altars. These leaflets have proved popular with parishionersthroughout the Diocese of Galway with homes, schools and churches taking...

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A Thought for Easter from Fr. Ultan McGoohan, Chair of the Board of Management of the Diocesan Pastoral Centre

Easter has fallen early this year. While Christmas has a certain sentimental glamour attached to it, people as they grow older often discover a deeper appreciation of Easter. With the exception of the ubiquitous chocolate eggs, Easter is not colonised by commercialism to the extent that Christmas is. The story of the passion of Jesus...

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EASTER MESSAGE FROM BISHOP LEO O’REILLY

EASTER MESSAGE 2016 Bishop Leo O’Reilly At Easter we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. We celebrate it this year in the context of the Jubilee Year of Mercy and also in the context of the centenary of the 1916 Rising. We remember also this year the centenary of the Battle of the Somme during the...

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KILMORE DIOCESE WELCOMES APPOINTMENT OF NEW DIRECTOR OF YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY

The Bishop of Kilmore, Most Reverend Leo O’Reilly, has announced the appointment of Ms. Carina McGinnell as the new Diocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. Ms. McGinnell is a native of the parish of Denn and studied in Loreto College in Cavan before undertaking third-level and post-graduate studies at the Mater Dei Institute...

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REFLECTION FOR PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION

A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke (19:28-40) Jesus went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. Now when he was near Bethpage and Bethany, close by the Mount of Olives as it is called, he sent two of the disciples, telling them, “Go off to the village opposite, and as you enter it...

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REFLECTION FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

People can be so cruel to one another.  The joy of life is often stolen from us by people seeking to entrap us or pass judgement on our actions or those of others.  Here Jesus encounters such people with a narrow judgemental mind-set ready to punish the woman in order to achieve their own political...

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Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Lent – Laetare Sunday

In this Year of Mercy, the parable of the Prodigal Son, one of the most human and emotional encounters in the Gospels, is so fitting for reflection.  When we stray away from the Lord, no matter what we have done, we are confident and assured he will always accept us back through the Sacrament of...

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Diocesan John Paul II Awards 2015

POPE JOHN PAUL II AWARDS PRESENTED IN THE DIOCESE OF KILMORE  55 young people from across the diocese of Kilmore were recently presented with their Pope John Paul II Awards at a special ceremony in the Chapel of the Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan by Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop-Emeritus of Armagh, a native of the...

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Taking our Hearts to the Lord – A Reflection for the Third Sunday of Lent

Jesus in the first part of today’s gospel, responds to the stories of the atrocities committed by Pilate’s cruelty and those eighteen who were killed by the  collapsing tower of Siloam, by first focussing on the victims of these atrocities. Jesus challenges the assumptions of his listeners who would have supposed that the victims were...

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